Place:Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia, Australia


NameFitzroy Crossing
Coordinates18.217°S 125.583°E
Located inWestern Australia, Australia
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Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. It is approximately from the state capital of Perth.

It is above sea level and is situated on a low rise surrounded by the vast floodplains of the Fitzroy River and its tributary Margaret River. In 2006 the population of the Fitzroy Crossing town-site was approximately 1,500, with a further 2,000 or so people living in up to 50 Aboriginal communities scattered throughout the Fitzroy Valley. About 80% of the Fitzroy Valley population were Indigenous Australians with a split of closer to 60/40 (Aboriginal/settler) in the townsite. Tourism, cattle stations and mining are the main industries in the area.

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